Starring Fardeen Khan, Celina Jaitley, Harsh Chhaya, Johnny Lever, Archana Puran Singh, Kasmira Shah and Feroz Khan
Direction : Feroz Khan
Music: Anand Raaj Anand, Biddu, Sukhvinder
Khan has been a filmmaker who i've always admired! Most of his cult
films i have enjoyed immensley and he has always been a filmmaker who
manages to perfectly combine style, substance, sex appeal, star power,
story and sizzling tunes all into one movie.......
though his career as a director took a turn for the worst when films
like YALGAAR and DAYAVAN came out i still thought the films were
Its when Mr Khan decided to give his fullest into launching his son Fardeen Khan as a star that the director in Feroz took a nosedive. PREM AGGAN came as one of the bigggest insults to any filmgoer and more to any Feroz Khan fan.
seemed like it had everything going for it with a stylish outlook,
well canned action scenes and bike racing scenes and a story that
seemed chocka-block full of action and suspense much like the old
Feroz Khan films......sadly JANASHEEN is the worst film ever made by
Feroz Khan by a MILE!
terms of a story the film revolves around Lucky Kapoor (Fardeen
Khan) who lives in
Australia with the ambition of becoming a motorbike racing champion.
Luckys life takes a turn for the worst when his father (Harsh Chayya) dies and Lucky has to return to India. Lucky has always held a grudge against his father right from the time his mother died and was not on speaking terms with him.
into Luckys life is Saba Karim Shah (Feroz
from Afghanistan who now lives in Australia. Saba is a rich, deadly
and ruthless businessman who wins at ANY cost.
takes a strong liking for Lucky and becomes his godfather to an extent
as Luckys face resembles that of his dead sons and very soon Saba
becomes very protective and close to Lucky just like a real father....
is also Jessica (Celina
blind violinist with a tragic past. Jessica has been in love with
Lucky from childhood..
twist comes into the picture when Saba kills Luckys father and Jessica
witnesses the murder.....how Lucky finds out the truth from the lies
forms the crux of the story.
interesting as the story sounds on paper, the film is twice as dull.
The film moves at a inconsistent pace and is scattered with way to
many subplots which have no relevance to the actual story at all. All
the scenes with Pinky Hirwani and Kashmira Shah could have been
deleted as they are highly boring and ditto for Johnny Levers comedy.
a director Feroz Khan seems like he is sleeping. He is totally not in
sync with todays times as a director and this is a major blow to his
fans who would've been expecting something good or atleast watchable.
has always been a master storyteller who manages to keep the viewer
hooked onto the tale unfolding onscreen right from frame one but sadly
here he bores the viewer from the first frame. The manner in which he
directs leaves a lot to be desired for and there are too many things
left half baked and unexplained.
angle with Fardeen Khan and Harsh Chayya and also the angle of Feroz
Khan and his son who died in Afghanistan needed to have been told with
depth. By the end of the movie the viewer feels cheated as they are
left with expecting a LOT more. The only area in which Khan seems like
he is giving his full GO is the acting department and he doesn't
As a actor it is GREAT to see Feroz Khan back on the silver screen after such a big hiatus.
Saba Karim Shah he gets right into the skin of his character and has a
absolute blast playing his role. Its only when he enters the screen is
the film worth slightly watching. His get-up,
his flawless dialogue delivery and dialogues, his screen
presence and the signaure tune that plays when he enters the screen
proves that Feroz Khan still has a lot more to offer....even it isnt
as a director. He plays his role with a almost tongue-in-cheek
nostalgic angle and plays his role with elan overshadowing everyone
else in the movie including his son who ends up looking like a mere
shadow which iam sure wasn't his aim at all.
Khan on the other hand delivers a below average performance which is
surprising considering that the film is directed by his father. His
performance isnt a patch on his work in JUNGLE, PYAAR TUNE KYA KIYA,
KHUSHI or even his stint earlier this year in BHOOT. He goes through
his part mechanically and shows little interest in the part he plays.
The scenes he shares with his father don't do him much good in terms
of scope since Feroz Khan completely dominates the picture.One hopes
that Fardeen promptly gets himself some RGV films even if it is in
small roles like the one in BHOOT since they're much more interesting
Jaitley is as wooden as ever! One would think she would improve after
her dead performance in KHEL, but here she is even worst.She looks
like a pale dead ghost and delivers her lines in a monotone. Her face
is expressionless throughout and her emotional scenes are turgid. Miss
Jaitley will need lot more than a sexy body to survive in Bollywood.
has no qualms about flaunting her figure on screen and the male
audience will be in for a delight as there is plenty of sex appeal as
with all Feroz Khan films.
Rest of the cast are below the mark with their half baked roles. Newcomer Pinky Hirwani is below the mark. She looks OK and her acting doesn't leave much to be desired. Kashmira Shah is absolutely horrbile in her role too. Her get-up is stunningly horrible and she looks like an 80's extra.
the film is below mark for a Feroz Khan film. Although some scenes
have been show with technical flair, others appear jerky and stale.
The motorbike race has been shot extremely well and is a treat to view
even though it doesn't do much to move the films story forward or give
Luckys character any depth.
Kauls camerawork is a mixed range from good to below average and that
can be blamed to the inconsistent screenplay.
scenes shot in Afghanistan needed to have a lot more length and impact
since they are such an integral part of the movie.
Feroz Khan films are always embedded with a classic soundtrack
consisting of sexy tunes but sadly Khan even lacks in that department.
Apart from NASHE NASHE MEIN YAAR most of the other songs aren't upto
the mark and definetly arent in sync with the films pacing at all.
where does that leave JANASHEEN? Well...even the most ardent fans of
Feroz Khan will be hugely disapointed with this film and if it wasn't
for his polished performance as the eccentric Saba Karim Shah
JANAASHEEN would have been a total TRASH FLICK.
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